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Toxic Fragrance and Flavors: The Other Invisible Enemy

For those who are concerned about avoiding products with dangerous fragrance or flavor ingredients, it can be all but impossible to do so because, not only are companies allowed to sell products that contain toxic chemicals, many don't even disclose these ingredients.

Period Health News – July 2020

Get updates on period health headlines from WVE & around the globe. This month we're talking J&J's egregious history of targeting Black & Brown communities, updates on AB 1989, permissions to change your tampon(?!), how menstruation is portrayed in Hollywood and MORE!

California AB 1989 Is Not Enough to Protect the Health of People Who Menstruate

“Allowing companies to claim CBI is an immediate red flag when it comes to the safety of period care products. These products have been woefully under-regulated and under-researched for decades and there is so much we don’t know about their manufacturing, ingredients and potential health impacts,” said Alexandra Scranton, Director of Science and Research at WVE. “Allowing some ingredients to be hidden as CBI will hamper the progress of needed research, and will not give people who menstruate, advocates, or researchers a full picture of the ingredients used in these products.”

Ingredient Secrets are so 2019

January 1st 2020 was the deadline cleaning products companies had for disclosing ingredients online. For many products, this is the first time this ingredient information has ever been publicly available.

Does Industry Really Support Menstrual Equity?

KC and P&G often market their support of menstrual equity -- yet, when it comes to giving people information on what’s actually in their period products, industry makes the patriarchal statement that consumers will be confused. Puh-leeze.

Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs First-in-Nation Period Product Ingredient Disclosure Into Law

New York is the first state in the nation to require period product makers to disclose ingredients. There is no federal requirement to do so, and only a few companies provide this vital information. A.164-A, introduced by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), and S.2387-B, introduced by Senator Roxanne J. Persaud (D-District 19), was signed into law this afternoon by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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